Men’s Supper Club – Suspended until further notice
This group, which is a joint venture between our parish and our neighbours in Aylesford meets on the 1st Tuesday of every other month (from January) in the Brassey Centre in Aylesford. There is a speaker and an opportunity for questions and discussion on a wide range of topics. A home-cooked supper can be booked by contacting Dennis Worcester on 01634 672060. The cost is £4
Coffee Morning – Suspended until further noticeOn the last Friday of every month at All Saints Church from 10.30-1130. Proceeds to church funds and various charities.
Churchyard Working Group – still continues!A group who come together on a regular basis to clear ivy and weeds, prune shrubs and trees, tend uncared- for graves. This complements the grass-cutting and helps keep the churchyard looking good. To find out more please contact Dennis Worcester on 01634 672060
Book Club – on zoom or outdoorsWednesday evenings 7.30pm, monthly on the 3rd Wednesday. Contact Rebecca Kennedy 01634 864614
Flower ArrangingFlower arranging in church is organised by Catherine Gore. If you would like to help with this or do an arrangement on a particular Sunday please let her know 01634 404742. She is also happy to receive donations for flowers, and to do arrangements in memory of loved ones in church, or on anniversaries or special occasions.
Church CleaningThe church cleaning rota is organised by Sandy Holman. If you would like to help please speak to Sandy on 01634 867586
Cream Teas and Tower ToursOn some Sunday afternoons in summer from 2-4pm. See events.
This is suspended for the time being as the bell ropes are less than 2 metres apart.
Our dedicated team of bellringers are looking to recruit some new ringers. Bellringing is supposed to be a bit like yoga in some ways – it helps us to be more grounded and focussed. A sense of humour is also an advantage. All Saints’ Wouldham has a reputation of being a friendly tower. Bellringing Practice Night is on a Wednesday from 8-9pm. The meeting usually then continues at the Watermans Arms.
If you would like to see bellringing in action then you can come to the church just before 8pm on any Wednesday and you will be invited to observe what goes on. If you are interested you could try for yourself, and then if you like it you can embark on the training with our experienced team.
The bells are rung before the 10.30 service at All Saints on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, and on festivals, and when requested at weddings, and a single bell is tolled at funerals. It’s a wonderful tradition which you could be a part of, and Wouldham has some particularly fine 17th century bells. Children of secondary school age would also be considered but would need to come with a parent or guardian on the first visit.
The bellringers also kindly share the responsibility of winding the clock twice a week. The clock dates from 1899 and is still running well (unless we forget to wind it!). Winding it involves winding 3 heavy weights on cables up to the top of the tower. As they slowly come down they turn the hands of the clock, and ring the chimes and quarter chimes.